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Are Politics Killing Civil Rights?

William R. Yeomans, a 25-year veteran of the Department of Justice's Civil Rights Division has an interesting article in Legal Affairs.  His thesis: "Political appointees to the Justice Department's civil rights division are driving career lawyers to retirement []."  The Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice enforces federal civil rights laws against the states - both criminally and civilly.  They were the ones who led the prosecution of Rodney King's attackers.  And they frequently sue states to ensure compliance with federal laws such at the ADA and Voting Rights Act. I don't know enough about the history of Civil Rights to have an opinion, but his article is provocative and timely.  Do check it out.